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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past 30 years, AZ Big Media has grown to encompass not just Az Business magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Az Business magazine is the state’s leading business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

Mountain Vista Medical Center expands partnerships

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Starting this Wednesday, May 20, some patients in Mesa and Apache Junction will begin to receive the urgent care they need without leaving home. Apache Junction residents Rhonda Barber and her mother, Jeannie, have both utilized the services of the Community Care Unit (CCU) for their urgent care needs on multiple occasions. Rhonda recently had… Read More →

APS will participate in Energy Imbalance Market

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Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) and the California Independent System Operator (ISO) announced today they have signed an agreement for the Phoenix-based utility to begin participation in the Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) starting in October 2016. APS customers could save $7 million to $18 million a year through EIM participation, according to an assessment by… Read More →

$150K awarded in BioAccel Solutions Challenge

From left: Chris Faller, COO of TinyKicks; MaryAnn Guerra, CEO of BioAccel; France Dixon Helfer, president & CEO of TinyKicks; Ron King, chief science and business officer of BioAccel.

TinyKicks and Omni BioCeutical Innovations won $135,000 in the second Scorpion Pit early-stage funding competition sponsored by BioAccel and powered by the Arizona Board of Regents. The competition, dubbed the Scorpion Pit, was held on Friday, May 15, at the Croft in downtown Phoenix. The bioscience companies were selected for investment from local investors, called… Read More →

United Food Bank raffling off Harley-Davidson or cash

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United Food Bank launched its Give Where You Live Harley-Davidson Raffle at its Friends Breakfast on April 29th. The raffle benefitting the Food Bank is the first of its kind for the organization and has the potential to raise enough money to provide more than 520,000 meals if all tickets are sold. When participants play… Read More →

Documentary features Phoenix’s 180 Degrees Automotive

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Back in high school’s trips to the repair shop involved an all-too-common experience: the local mechanic assuming she knew nothing about cars, simply because she’s a woman. Today, she’s not only shattered that stereotype by launching the successful 180 Degrees Automotive in Phoenix – she’s also committed to empowering and educating customers to ensure they… Read More →

Polsinelli adds Melissa Proctor to Corporate and Transactional Practice

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National law firm Polsinelli added Melissa Miller Proctor to its Corporate and Transactional Practice to serve clients from the firm’s Phoenix office. Proctor has extensive experience negotiating and advising manufacturers, retailers (including online retailers), importers and exporters on complex international trade issues involving customs law, export controls, embargoes and economic sanctions, anti-boycott compliance, federal and state… Read More →

AZ Business Magazine May/June 2015

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Healthy Outcomes We’ve all ridden the rocky road of the economy over the past several years. Hopefully, the road ahead will be a little more smooth than it’s been in the past. But for Arizonans, one sector of the economy has remained healthy. Appropriately, that’s healthcare. According to a recent study by ZipRecruiter, Phoenix is… Read More →

CenturyLink Gbps service available to Arizona businesses

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CenturyLink, Inc. today announced the availability of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) fiber speeds to approximately 1,200 additional business locations in Arizona as part of a national fiber network upgrade that expanded availability of CenturyLink’s gigabit broadband services to nearly 490,000 business locations in 17 states. As part of CenturyLink’s gigabit service expansion in Arizona, 1… Read More →

$924M bond sale approved by SRP board, council

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Salt River Project’s Board and Council has approved the sale of more than $924 million of highly rated, Series A public power revenue bonds, which will save SRP customers more than $130 million over the next 20 years — more than $90 million on a present value basis — and lower SRP’s overall borrowing costs. Associate General… Read More →

IO colocation powers Loud Partners’ managed services

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IO, a leading global provider of data center services, announced Loud Partners Inc. utilizes IO colocation to deliver its managed services portfolio. IO colocation has enabled Loud Partners to provide its cloud and traditional IT services to clients in an agile, reliable and secure environment.  Loud Partners, based in New York City, uses IO colocation… Read More →

Matthew Martinez joins Jackson Lewis in Phoenix

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Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Matthew J. Martinez has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as Shareholder. Mr. Martinez, who joins the firm from Fennemore Craig, brings to Jackson Lewis over 13 years of experience in immigration and nationality law. Mr. Martinez’s arrival strengthens the firm’s Immigration… Read More →

The CORE Institute set to see S. Arizona patients

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Arizona’s largest orthopedic and neurology practice, The CORE Institute® powered by Excellence Headquarters®, will begin seeing its first orthopedic patients in Green Valley starting June 1. Earlier this year, The CORE Institute and Green Valley Hospital executed an orthopedic service line co-management agreement. Under the agreement, The CORE Institute will provide orthopedic physician call coverage… Read More →

Local First Arizona will celebrate National Independents Week

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In recognition of National Independents Week, Local First Arizona will honor locally owned and independent businesses across the state from Saturday, June 27, through Sunday, July 5. The nationwide Independents Week campaign, coordinated by the American Independent Business Alliance and known as “Indie Week,” takes place during the week of Independence Day with the purpose… Read More →

MJ Insurance launches new website

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MJ Insurance, a leading risk management and benefits consulting agency with more than five decades of successful service, has launched a revamped website that is optimized to support enhanced user experiences on multiple platforms and dazzles with a modern look. The sleek design allows users to seamlessly navigate through the new layout which highlights MJ’s… Read More →

Local Motors reveals 1st co-created helmet in NASCAR

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Local Motors and Ben Kennedy, driver of the No. 11 Local Motors Toyota Tundra, together revealed the world’s first co-created NASCAR helmet this week. Designed, created, and brought to life online in less than four weeks, the Ben Kennedy Helmet Challenge proves that co-creation is changing the way NASCAR connects with its fans. Kennedy debuted… Read More →